January 13th, 2023 meeting

DATE:January 13th, 2023
TIME:2:00pm to 4:00pm (PST)
VENUE:Zoom Online meeting
TOPIC:What’s Working in the Real World and What’s Not: Insights From the IBM Cost of a Data Breach Report
PRESENTER: Evan O’Regan (Associate Partner – IAM Practice – Canada)


Join IBM IAM expert Evan O’Regan as he shares real-world, practical examples illustrating the value of IAM best practices based on the annual IBM Cost of a Data Breach report and the IBM X-Force Red Incident Response Team after-action reports. Evan will share insights on how to identify and prioritize key activities, how to detect early and avoid the common IAM and Zero Trust pitfalls that often signal eventual failure for the program, as well as what to include an how to align your IAM and Zero Trust business case for success.

As a companion to the practical examples, this discussion will cover a pragmatic understanding of IAM, CIAM, and Zero Trust for the benefit of non-technical practitioners, and how to apply these principles in practice as organizations start or progress their strategy across domains such as Customer Identity and Access Management, Infrastructure and Endpoint, and in securing their Hybrid Cloud environment.


For over twenty-five years, Evan’s work has centered on the practical application of identity to address the evolving challenges faced by organizations in both public and private sectors. Evan has led Identity and Access Management programs for some of the world’s most recognized brands across a wide range of industries, making him a recognized thought leader in the field of digital transformation. His insights come from experience working on large complex systems as well as emerging identity technologies, blockchain, and self-sovereign identity frameworks.